March Madness hits Niagara-on-the-Lake

Meteorologists are forecasting an early, warm spring so we’re getting ready to welcome the throngs of visitors who return to our B&Bs and streets every year. And judging from the line-up, it looks like March is going to be one big culinary extravaganza, sprinkled with a dose of music and dancing.

Dine in splendour at incredible savings

March break isn’t just for kids! During the month of March, you’re invited to choose from three perfectly priced dining experiences with seasonally-inspired menus prepared by chefs Frank Dodd of the Trius Winery restaurant and Jason Parsons of the Peller Estates Winery restaurant.

Daily from March 4 through 31, these notable chefs will serve five-course tasting menus at their respective restaurants, priced at only $59 per person, plus wine, taxes and gratuities.

And on Saturdays throughout March, you’re challenged to put your nose and palate to the test when the madness continues at Trius Winery restaurant where you can amplify your senses at an interactive dining experience for $90/person, plus taxes and gratuities, with a four-course menu complete with secret wine pairings in opaque black stemware.

Reserve online at or

Dine in elegance at the Trius Winery Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Dine in elegance at the Trius Winery Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Celebrate Niagara’s winemaking excellence

Known for its tranquil vineyards, unique local pairings and award-winning wine, Niagara is recognized as the birthplace of Ontario’s modern wine industry. So it’s only natural the Cuvée Grand Tasting event, a celebration of excellence in Ontario Winemaking, would be held in Niagara Falls.

Hosted by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, the 2016 Cuvée Grand Tasting event takes place Friday March 4 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

Niagara is renowned for its excellent quality in wines.

Niagara is renowned for its excellent quality in wines.

These are events foodies and wine enthusiasts don’t want to miss, so be sure to book your stay at your favourite bed and breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake at

Salute to history

On March 12, the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada invite you to join them as they present a special Regency Ball at historic Navy Hall. Festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. with live music, dancing, light fare and merriment. Karen Millyard, a professional dance instructor, will lead the dances and regency costumes or business attire are appropriate.

Tickets are $30/person and space is limited. For more information call 905-468-6621 or email

The Fort George Band of Music.

The Fort George Band of Music.

Calling Johnny Cash fans

Perhaps this tribute to the country singer is up your alley. From 8 p.m. to midnight on March 12, Marty Allen and the Memphis Three will pay tribute to Johnny Cash at the Royal Canadian Legion located at 410 King Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the Legion or by calling 905-325-5704.

Broadway hits Niagara-on-the-Lake

On March 19, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., a group of Niagara’s most talented and passionate artists will perform some of the most famous Broadway hits, featuring songs from Wicked, Chicago, Les Miserables and many more! This one-night only cabaret takes place at Corks’ Playhouse Theatre located on the upper floor of Corks Winebar & Eatery. Call 289-668-0482 for tickets.

Something’s brewing in Niagara

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 23, the Niagara College Teaching Brewery is hosting its first annual Brewmaster’s Dinner at the Benchmark Restaurant at the NOTL Niagara College located at 135 Taylor Road. A four-course menu will be paired perfectly with brews selected and introduced by brewmaster Jon Downing and chef Alex. The cost is $100/person including taxes and gratuities. Call Elisabeth Vint at 905-641-2252, ext 4071, to reserve your seats now.

The Benchmark Restaurant at the Niagara College.

The Benchmark Restaurant at the Niagara College.

Easter brunch

On March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., join Niagara Parks chefs as they prepare and serve their fabulous Sunday brunch offerings at the Queenston Heights Restaurant situated at the foot of Brock’s Monument. For a glimpse at their tempting menus, visit It promises to be a popular feast, so reservations are highly recommended.

Shaw’s back in town

March is gearing up for the 2016 Shaw Festival Season, which begins on April 9 with the 2 p.m. performance of Our Town at the Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you haven’t purchased tickets to the Shaw Festival 2016 season yet, you can do so online at where you can also check out this year’s exciting calendar.

One of four distinctive theatres, all within easy walking distance of each other, the beautiful Festival Theatre is the Shaw's flagship theatre. (© Cosmo Condina Photography)

One of four distinctive theatres, all within easy walking distance of each other, the beautiful Festival Theatre is the Shaw’s flagship theatre. (© Cosmo Condina Photography)

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